Curator and researcher at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art
Andra Silapētere is a curator and researcher at the Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (LCCA) where she is currently working on the international research project Not Yet Written Stories — Women Artists’ Archives Online about women artists in Eastern Europe. Together with Solvita Krese she is curating the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022 with the artists Skuja Braden.
Silapētere’s recent projects include Portable Landscapes about Latvian migration and exile art throughout the 20th century, as part of which she co-curated the exhibitions Portable Landscapes at the Latvian National Museum of Art (2018), Portable Landscapes: Unweaving the Iron Curtain at District Berlin (2019) and Portable Landscapes: Hell’s Kitchen at the James Gallery in New York (2019). Other selected exhibitions include: I Remember, Therefore I Am. Not Yet Written stories: Woman Artist Archives (2020), Unexpected Encounters (together with Solvita Krese and Inga Lāce, 2019), Twofold. Kaspars Groševs and Jānis Borgs (2017), Lost in the Archive (together with Inga Lāce, 2016). Silapētere has also been the project manager and curator of the LCCA’s Summer School (2014 -2016, 2020).